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Written by: Laurie Parres
Season 5, Episode 06
Episode Number: 94
[Scene: A fortune telling shop. Madame Teresa is there. Phoebe walks in.]
Phoebe: Are you closing?
Madame Teresa: Not anymore. Please, come in. I am Madame Teresa.
Phoebe: I'm Phoebe.
Madame Teresa: Yes, I know.
Phoebe: Really? Did you read my mind?
Madame Teresa: No, I read your column.
Madame Teresa: You are not sure if you are a believer, are you?
Phoebe: Oh, no, I'm a believer. Believe me. That's why I'm here. I didn't know where else to turn.
Madame Teresa: Sit. Let's see what your hands tell us.
(They sit at a small round table.)
Phoebe: Oh, they're probably gonna tell you that I need a manicure.
(Phoebe holds out her hand and Madame Teresa looks at her palm. Madame Teresa's eyes widen.)
Madame Teresa: You have the gift of foresight.
Madame Teresa: But don't worry. Your secrets are safe here. (She gets a pen and starts drawing on Phoebe's palm.) You are creative, sensitive, straight smart, you have a strong family, close ties. I am wondering why you do not turn to them now.
Phoebe: I don't want to worry them. You see I'm having trouble with my gift and that's why I'm here, I want to try figure out what's wrong.
Madame Teresa: These lines on your index finger they are saying that you're over worked.
Phoebe: Yeah, well, besides my column and my personal appearances, my boss has me giving advice on a radio show. And I-I love it, I do, it's just...
Madame Teresa: Keeping that pace has blocked out other parts of yourself. Including your gift. Your gift must be honored. But so must your work.
Phoebe: So how do I find the balance?
Madame Teresa: Let's start by unblocking that energy. Breathe with me.
(They join hands and close their eyes. Madame Teresa starts shaking. The shaking stops and she opens her eyes. Phoebe lets go of her hands.)
Phoebe: I know that reaction. You just had a premonition didn't you?
Madame Teresa: But I don't have premonitions.
Phoebe: Yeah, uh, but I do. Maybe you intercepted it for me?
(Madame Teresa stands up.)
Madame Teresa: The reading is over. You must go.
Phoebe: No, but, uh...
(Phoebe stands up.)
Madame Teresa: I'm sorry.
(She hurries Phoebe outside and shuts the door in her face. She closes the blind.)
[Time lapse. Madame Teresa is packing her clothes in a suitcase. She's on the phone at the same time.]
Woman: (on phone) Teresa, Teresa, wait, I'm losing you, say that again?
Madame Teresa: Orin, the gypsy hunter, he's coming for me.
Woman: (on phone) Teresa, that's impossible, we blinded him decades ago. Only gypsy magic can lift his curse.
Madame Teresa: I'm telling you, it had to be him, Lydia. The girl I was dukkering for, she has the powerful gift foreseeing. And somehow I received her vision.
Lydia: All right, where are you? I'll come.
Madame Teresa: No, you must leave town. If he's hunting Shuvanis he could be after you next.
(The gypsy hunter appears behind Madame Teresa.)
Gypsy Hunter: Expecting me, were you?
(Madame Teresa spins around.)
Lydia: Teresa? Teresa? (Madame Teresa drops the phone.) Teresa!
Madame Teresa: Orin?
Gypsy Hunter: You've heard of my father. He'll be very pleased.
Madame Teresa: What do you want?
Gypsy Hunter: He's revenge and of course... (He holds out his hands and two red beams of light flow out of them and into Madame Teresa's eyes. She screams.) Your eyes.
[Scene: Manor. Kitchen. Leo is there reading the back of a "The Joys of Home Birthing" videotape. Piper and Paige walk in. Piper is holding a yoga mat.]
Paige: Well, maybe try a different yoga instructor.
(Paige heads for the fridge.)
Piper: It wasn't the instructor, it was all those women showing off their sonogram pictures. And it was just working on my last nerve. Like "look it's Jasper's first photo and it's gonna go on the fridge in a magnetic frame that says Jasper's first photo"!
Leo: Okay, I thought pre-natal yoga was supposed to make you relax.
Piper: Ugh, how am I supposed to relax when I can't even go to a doctor like a normal person?
Leo: Honey, I thought we agreed that a magical pregnancy was too risky, especially with a baby that heals itself.
Piper: Okay, yeah, but she's not healing my nauseousness and every other woman in that class says that it's supposed to go away after the first trimester.
Leo: Okay, well, not according to this book. According to this book, every pregnancy is different.
Piper: What book?
Leo: Uh, this one. (He shows her.) "The Joys of Home Birthing". (Piper's eyes widen.) It also comes with this video. I thought maybe we could watch it together, it might make you feel better about what's in store.
Paige: That sounds good, I'll make some popcorn.
Leo: Uh, since when are pre-natal yoga and home birthing videos your idea of a good time?
Paige: Since I became a friendless loser with no life.
Piper: Paige, you have tons of friends.
Paige: They're all employed. And I'm a demon fighter and I can't tell anyone about it so I basically just come off as this big, dumb, fat, unemployed loser.
Piper: No, Paige, you're a big, fat, unemployed loser who saves the world.
(Phoebe walks in and heads for the coffee.)
Phoebe: Oh, I hope that's leaded. I didn't sleep very well last night.
(She pours some coffee.)
Piper: Cole problems?
Phoebe: What? No, he's soul searching somewhere, or off searching for a soul. I'm just a little overwhelmed with work.
Piper: What's up with your hand?
(Piper sees the pen markings on Phoebe's hand.)
Phoebe: Uh... I actually went to see a gypsy, fortune teller. (Her phone rings.) Oh, look. Ha, work. Gotta go.
(Phoebe heads for the door. Everyone follows.)
Paige: Hey, hey there, speedy. Will you slow down and tell us why you went to see a fortune teller?
Phoebe: To get my fortune told. (Piper gives her a look.) Okay, just don't freak out, all right, because I don't have time for a freak out. I went to find out why I haven't gotten a premonition in the last few months.
Piper: You've had premonitions... haven't you?
Phoebe: No, I haven't. And check this out. Hold this. (She hands Leo her cup of coffee. She tries to levitate but only makes it a couple of inches above the floor.) I can't barely levitate.
Paige: Do you think a demon...
Phoebe: No, I mean, I can still cast spells and I still has the power of three thing. Whatever the problem is it seems more natural than supernatural.
Leo: Phoebe, why don't you come to me? I'm your Whitelighter.
Phoebe: Oh, because you've been very busy.
Leo: I've been busy?
Phoebe: Okay, well, I've been busy. My work schedule's been really hectic and I'm coming to you guys now.
Leo: Okay, you guys yell at her, I'm gonna check with the Elders and see what they know.
(Leo orbs out.)
Piper: I can't believe you went to a fortune teller instead of coming to us.
Phoebe: I'm really sorry, but I just didn't want to worry you guys. But now we're on the subject...
Phoebe: Something really weird happened during my reading. I felt like I was getting a premonition and then I think Madame Teresa intercepted it.
Piper: Intercepted it? How?
Paige: She's a gypsy, she probably channelled it. You know, being that I have nothing to do, I've actually been reading up on a lot of gypsy magic lately.
Phoebe: Whatever she saw must've been pretty bad because she closed up shop very quickly.
Piper: Well, maybe you should swing by and check up on her.
Phoebe: Yeah, I was going to but... (Phoebe's phone rings.) Oh, that's work, I really have to go.
Paige: I'll go for you. You know, I have no life and all.
Phoebe: Really? Oh, that would be great. Let me just find the, uh... (She rummages through her purse and pulls out a card.) Here's her card. (She hands it to Paige.) Thank you so much. Find out what she saw.
[Scene: Orin's place. Orin and the gypsy hunter are there. Orin is wearing black goggles. The gypsy hunter places are pair of human eyes on a tray.]
Gypsy Hunter: I have a good feeling about these eyes, father.
Orin: I was glad to see the Shuvani didn't put up much of a fight.
Gypsy Hunter: You saw that far? Your mind's eye grows stronger.
Orin: I've had a long time to develop it. (A rat runs across a table and Orin vanquishes it.) But it's no replacement for what those gypsies stole from me.
Gypsy Hunter: If these eyes work, you'll have your revenge and much more. (The gypsy hunter takes the tray to Orin. Orin takes the pair of eyes and places them into his eye sockets. They burn his eye sockets and he groans in pain.) Maybe we should stop trying.
Orin: No! The eyes I seek are worth this pain. Our Shuvani friend is near. I can see her.
[Scene: Madame Teresa's shop. Many police are there. Paige is outside. She dials a number on her phone.]
Phoebe: Phoebe Halliwell.
Paige: Hey, Phoebe, it's me. I'm at the fortune tellers.
Phoebe: Oh, really, what'd you find out?
Paige: Nothing good unfortunately, sweetie, she's dead.
Paige: Yeah, she was murdered last night and from what I can gather it seems demonic. She had her eyes gouged out.
Phoebe: I should've been able to prevent this.
Paige: How do you figure?
[Cut to the Bay Mirror. Phoebe's office.]
Phoebe: Well, if my stupid powers had been working, Paige.
Elise: They loved you over at Hotline. They want you to guest host for the rest of the week.
Paige: This is not your fault, Phoebe. Okay, if you were meant to stop Teresa's murder you would've had a premonition about this.
Phoebe: I know, I know. (to Elise) I can't.
Elise: Sorry, but I already booked you.
Paige: Can't what?
Phoebe: (to Elise) I'm swamped.
Paige: Swamped? But Phoebe, we have to find this demon and stop him.
Elise: Twice is success, kiddo.
Paige: Phoebe, hello?
Phoebe: Uh, I'll meet you at home and we'll get right on it, okay. (She hangs up. She leaves her office.) Elise? Elise, wait. Is it possible that we can postpone the radio show because I barely have time to write my column let alone all the other stuff that I have to do.
Elise: "Dear Phoebe, my career is on the fast track, I'm wildly popular and the money is pretty damn good. What should I do?"
Phoebe: Stop whining?
Elise: Damn, you are good.
[Scene: Hospital. A ward room. A woman doctor is standing beside a man lying in a bed.]
Doctor: It's a very standard surgery, we do it all the time, you're gonna be just fine, I promise. (Lydia walks in the room. She speaks in Romanian to the Doctor.) Excuse me. (She takes Lydia across the room.) Aunt Lydia, what are you doing here? (Lydia speaks in Romanian.) No, in English, I don't speak the language anymore.
Lydia: I am in danger, Ava. I'm afraid you are too. Orin is back and he is seeking revenge on Shuvanis.
Lydia: The gypsy hunter, you've heard the stories.
Ava: Ugh, Aunt Lydia, we've had this conversation. I'm interested in the stories.
Lydia: Ava, Madame Teresa was murdered.
Lydia: I was talking to her on the phone when it happened. She had a vision of Orin coming for her. Which means he'll be seeking revenge on all Shuvanis including you.
Ava: I'm not a Shuvani, I am a doctor.
Lydia: Ava, you can not change what you are born to be. And Orin won't care that you've rejected your heritage, he'll sense you anyway.
Ava: Aunt Lydia, I'm sorry about Teresa. I know she meant a lot to you and mum. I'll come to the funeral, I'll pay my respects but I'm not gonna run from a fictional demon. I've gotta get back to work.
(She starts to walk away.)
Lydia: Ava, we have to trust the gypsy magic.
Ava: Why? Because it did such a great job saving mum?
Lydia: Your mother couldn't be helped, Shavi. By the time she was sick it was too late.
Ava: You don't know that. If she had gotten chemo instead of relying on herbs and spells.
Lydia: Your mother believed in herbs and spells and so should you.
Ava: Yeah? Well, if gypsy magic really worked then I'd be able to see her, right? In the afterlife, talk to her. Like she promised me.
Ava: I'm sorry, I don't have time for this. Your friend was murdered, turn to the police, not superstition.
[Scene: Manor. Living room. Piper and Leo are sitting on the couch watching the birthing video.]
Piper: Okay, see, I need an epidural just to watch this.
Leo: Okay, let's fast forward to the part where the parents get to meet the baby.
(He fast forwards the tape with the remote control.)
Guy on TV: At this point, the birthing partner will coach the mother's breathing.
(The woman giving birth screams in agony. Piper snatches the remote off of Leo.)
Piper: Okay, give that to me. (She mutes the TV.) Look, just tell me when the baby is out and all wiped off. But seriously though, I need a sterile hospital, magically baby or not, and medical people. Lots of professional medical people.
(Paige walks in.)
Paige: Oh, gross, what are you guys watching? Is that some horror movie?
Piper: No, it's "The Joys Of Home Birthing". Strangely I'm not feeling the joy.
Paige: Well, I'm sorry to cut your entertainment short we are on demon duty now. Turns out Madame Teresa was murdered.
Piper: The fortune teller?
Paige: Yeah, I checked with Darryl, it's the third in a string of gypsy killings, all of them have had their eyes gouged out.
Leo: Now that video doesn't seem so gruesome.
Piper: Ha! Speak for yourself.
(Phoebe walks in.)
Phoebe: Okay, let's go, people, I've gotta fit this vanquish in between two deadlines and three meetings. Leo, what did you find out about my powers? What's wrong with them?
Leo: Well, technically nothing, which means the disconnect is tied to your emotions.
Paige: I think it's a case of use them or lose them. Hey, you know, if he's after gypsies, we should stop by Teresa's funeral. I know where it is, maybe you can get some sort of premonition that will help us find the demon.
Piper: Wow, pre-natal yoga this morning and now you want to crash a stranger's funeral? You really do need friends.
Paige: You're mean.
[Scene: Teresa's funeral. Lydia is saying the eulogy in Romanian. Piper, Phoebe and Paige are standing near by.]
Paige: Well, I don't know what she's saying but the symbolism's beautiful.
Phoebe: It is, it's really beautiful. (Food and other items have been placed around Teresa's coffin. Someone adds to the pile.) Uh, don't you guys think Teresa looks a little crowded?
Paige: I think that's the gypsy custom to send their people off in the next life with things they might need.
Piper: Okay, well, I need a cracker in this lifetime. Would it be bad if I grabbed that box of saltines?
Lydia: May I join the choir invisible of those immortal dead. Who live again in minds made better by their presence.
(Phoebe's phone rings.)
Paige: Phoebe, enough with the work.
(Phoebe stops the phone from ringing. The eulogy ends. A violinist starts playing.)
Piper: Well, go on, you're not gonna get a premonition standing here. Put a little shoulder into it.
Phoebe: Okay. (Piper gives her a nudge and Phoebe walks through the crowd.) Hi, uh, excuse me, uh, pardon me, hi.
[Cut to Lydia talking to Ava.]
Lydia: Are you staying for the Pomona? I made stew.
Ava: Aren't you worried about the gypsy hunter?
Lydia: He won't attack at a crowd, which means you'll be safer here too.
Ava: Please stop. I have no interest in staying, Aunt Lydia. This isn't my life. Please accept that. I have to get back to work.
(Ava walks away.)
Lydia: Ava. Ava, wait. (Lydia starts to follow Ava. Phoebe bumps into Lydia and has a premonition of the gypsy hunter stealing Lydia's eyes.) I'm sorry, are you okay?
Phoebe: Yeah, I'm fine.
(Lydia nods and walks away. Piper and Paige walk up to Phoebe.)
Piper: Did you get anything?
Phoebe: Uh, kinda, just bits and pieces.
Paige: Well, it's better than nothing. What'd you see?
Phoebe: I saw candles and lanterns and Teresa in her coffin.
Piper: Okay, well, you don't need a premonition for that. Anything else?
Phoebe: That woman, her eyes.
(They follow Lydia.)
[Cut to Lydia running through rows of wood stacked into piles.]
Lydia: Ava? Ava!
Voice: Nice funeral. (The voice echoes.) Very touching. (The voice echoes.) Will there be any Shuvanis left to throw you yours?
(The gypsy hunter appears behind her. She spins around.)
(Her eyes turn green and green light shoots out of them hitting the ground. A dust storm forms around the gypsy hunter and he groans and covers his face. He shoots a red beam of light at Lydia and knocks her to the ground. The dust storm settles.)
Gypsy Hunter: You're the one.
(Two red beams of light shoot out of both his hands and into Lydia's eyes. Piper, Phoebe and Paige run around the corner.)
Piper: Hey! (Piper tries to blow him up but instead sends him flying onto a pile of wood.) He was supposed to blow up. Why did he not blow up?
(They hear Lydia groaning and they run over to her. The gypsy hunter stands on top of the wood pile looking down at them.)
Paige: Uh, not good, we've gotta get outta here.
(The gypsy hunter shoots the red beams of light at them and Paige orbs them out just in time.)
[Scene: Manor. Living room. Piper, Phoebe, Paige, Leo and Lydia are there. Lydia is lying on the couch while Leo heals her eyes.]
Lydia: Thank you. I have to go.
(Lydia gets up.)
Paige: Wait, you don't have to be afraid.
Lydia: I'm not afraid of you. We come from sister traditions, witches and gypsies. I appreciate everything you have done but I have to go.
Piper: But there's a demon after you.
Lydia: I'm not the only one he's after.
(She heads for the door.)
Paige: Wait, clearly you have powers but we face demons all the time. Will you please at least tell us what you know?
Phoebe: Maybe we're supposed to help.
Lydia: Perhaps. Years ago a my tribe threw a curse on a gypsy hunter named Orin. Blinding him so he no longer had the power to spot our people.
Phoebe: The demon we saw wasn't blind.
Lydia: That was Orin's son, Cree. I think he's killing Shuvanis in the name of his father.
Paige: Yeah, that's their form of a high priestess.
(Phoebe's phone rings. She ignores it.)
Lydia: My niece, Ava, she's a Shuvani too only she's rejected her magic which is leading her defenceless.
Leo: Well, can't you curse Cree like you did his father?
Lydia: There aren't enough Shuvanis left to pool our power and because Ava chooses not to believe anymore, she won't listen to me.
Paige: Maybe we can help?
(The phone rings.)
Phoebe: Okay, I'll take care of that.
(She goes into the living room.)
Paige: Sometimes it's easier to hear the truth from a stranger than it is to hear from family.
Lydia: Her name is Ava Nicolae. She's a doctor at San Francisco Memorial.
Piper: OB/GYN by any chance?
Lydia: No, she's a surgeon.
Piper: Ugh, close enough. I'll go.
Paige: Why you?
Piper: Because I am done with this nauseousness and I can fight off Cree if he attacks, so either you're orbing or I'm driving.
(Piper grabs her coat. Leo orbs out with her. Phoebe walks back in on the phone.)
Phoebe: I'm sorry Elise, I just can't make it. Is it possible that we can move it?
Paige: Hey, we still have a book to check and a vanquishing potion to make.
Phoebe: All right, all right, I'll be there, I promise.
(She hangs up.)
Lydia: I'm sorry, this is interrupting your lives.
Paige: No, no, no. This is our lives. My sister just needed a little reminder.
[Scene: Orin's place. Orin is there. Cree walks up behind him.]
Orin: Are you injured?
Cree: No. Did you see everything?
Orin: I saw enough.
Cree: If only I would've been prepared for her I wouldn't have...
Orin: The search is over! She has the power, that's what matters. Next time you'll be more prepared, the way I taught you.
Cree: But how will I get to her? She's protected by witches now.
Orin: They can't protect her heart. I can see it yearns for a way with child. Her niece, find her. Shuvani will follow.
[Scene: Hospital. Maternity ward. Piper is watching a nurse hand new parents their newborn baby. Leo walks around the corner and puts his arm around Piper.]
Piper: They even teach them to swaddle.
Leo: Come on, we have to find Ava.
(They turn to leave and Piper holds her stomach.)
Piper: Ooh, I need to find some help. Leo, I do not feel well. (She sits down.) And I don't think this is normal. I need a doctor, a real doctor.
Leo: Well, what happens when they check the security camera to find out why the sonogram machine blew up like it did with Phoebe's baby.
Piper: Phoebe's baby was a demon, ours is an angel for crying out loud.
Voice: I'll get those right away for you, Dr. Nicolae.
Ava: Thanks, Bill.
(Ava walks around the corner and past Piper and Leo.)
Piper: Ava? (Ava looks at them. Piper stands up.) Wait.
Ava: Do I know you?
Piper: Uh, no, you don't, but we kind of know you. We're friends of your Aunt Lydia.
Ava: Is something wrong?
Piper: Yeah, there kinda is. See, there's this gypsy hunter...
Ava: Oh, please. I-I don't mean to be rude, you guys look like normal people. My Aunt Lydia, she's just very superstitious and she shouldn't be sending you here to...
Leo: She's afraid for you. People are dying.
Ava: Look around you, that's why I'm here. I save lives using medicine, not magic.
Piper: But magic is apart of who you are.
Ava: No, relying on magic is what killed my mum.
Piper: Oh, uh, Ava, I know what it's like to lose your mum, believe me, I do. But still, you can't deny who you are.
(A voice comes over the intercom.)
Voice: Dr. Nicolae, Dr. Nicolae to the emergency room, stat.
Ava: I've gotta go.
(She walks off.)
Piper: Wh- Great, now what do we do?
Leo: We try again. (Piper covers her mouth and holds her stomach.) Are you okay?
Piper: No, I am not. Doctor, any doctor, now.
[Scene: Manor. Kitchen. Phoebe, Paige and Lydia are there making a potion.]
Lydia: All right, add ice to thicken, I'd say we're done.
Paige: I wouldn't have thought to add turmeric to anything but Indian food.
Lydia: It's nice to finally have someone to share my magic with.
Phoebe: Ava will come around. Sometimes it takes longer for people to embrace their magic, right Paige?
(Paige pulls a face.)
Lydia: I hope you're right. She's the last of our line. If she doesn't carry on the tradition, it dies with me.
Paige: Yeah, well, that's not gonna happen.
(Phoebe bows her head, looking sad.)
Lydia: Oh, being so hard on yourself won't bring your powers back, you know.
Phoebe: Okay, what can't you see?
Lydia: Maybe I can help.
(She walks over to the sink and puts some tea in a cup.)
Phoebe: I think my stress level is beyond chamomile tea at this point.
Lydia: You're not gonna drink it. (She fills the cup with water.) You're gonna swirl it. Come.
(Phoebe and Paige stand beside her and Phoebe takes the cup.)
Paige: Wait, you read tea leaves? That is so amazing.
(Phoebe swirls the water in the cup.)
Lydia: Now pour it out. (Phoebe tips the water into the sink. Lydia takes the cup and looks in it.) I see an axe, a thorn, broken spiral. You are way out of balance, just like your powers.
Phoebe: That's pretty much what Madame Teresa said.
Lydia: That's what happens when your brain overrides your heart. If you want to regain your balance, to reconnect, you'll have to find out why.
Paige: It's so crazy, I never would've seen those shapes in there.
Lydia: It just takes practice. Here, read mine.
(She fills the cup with water, swirls it, tips it out and hands it to Paige.)
Lydia: What do you see?
Paige: I see an X... And that looks kind of like a lightning bolt.
(Lydia takes the cup off Paige and looks in it.)
Lydia: Ava. (She walks over to the table.) I can't put you in anymore danger.
(She throws something in the potion and it explodes. Smoke fills the room and Lydia leaves through the back door. Phoebe looks in the cup.)
Paige: Lydia. Well, that's an interesting disappearing act, I'll have to ask her how she does that. What are you doing?
Phoebe: I'm trying to see what Lydia saw.
Paige: Uh, yeah, you can't read tea leaves.
Phoebe: No, but I get premonitions, at least I'm supposed to. Okay, come on, please let me see something. (She receives a premonition.) I saw Cree. He's after Ava.
Paige: Where? When?
Phoebe: I don't know, it's still all in pieces but, uh, I saw cars and a parking lot. Maybe, maybe it's the hospital?
Paige: The hospital? Why can't Piper and Leo stop him?
[Cut to the hospital. A room. Piper and Leo are there. A male doctor is drawing blood from Piper's arm.]
Doctor: I wouldn't worry too much, some women a nauseous through their whole pregnancy. It's perfectly normal.
Piper: Yeah, I just... First time mum, wanted to make sure.
Leo: Um, I'm getting paged. (The doctor gives him a look.) It's, uh, it's on vibrate.
(He pats his pocket.)
Doctor: Don't you want to see who it is?
Leo: Well, it's her sisters, they're the only ones with the number, so... Honey, I think we should hurry up.
Doctor: Almost done. (He pulls the needle out and turns to get a band-aid. Piper magically heals and the doctor turns back.) Oh.
Leo: Fast healer. Thanks.
(He grabs Piper's hand.)
(They rush out of the room.)
[Cut to outside. Car park. Phoebe and Paige are waiting there. Piper and Leo orb in.]
Paige: Where's Ava?
Leo: She's in surgery. What are you guys doing here?
Paige: We're trying to find Lydia, she ran out on us.
Phoebe: She's after Cree.
(They hear a scream and run in the direction of it.)
[Cut to Lydia and Cree. Lydia gets up off the floor.]
Cree: Surprised to see me again?
(Lydia's eyes turn green and they shoot green beams of light at Cree. It doesn't harm him.)
Cree: This time I was ready for you.
(Lydia pulls out the vial of potion but before she can throw it, red beams of light shoots out of Cree's eyes an into Lydia's. She screams and drops the potion. Piper, Phoebe, Paige and Leo arrive.)
(Cree turns to them. Lydia drops to the ground. Phoebe throws the potion at Cree and vanquishes him. They run over to Lydia. Leo tries to her her but can't. He looks at the girls.)
[Cut to an emergency room. Ava and some nurses are there trying to revive a patient with a fibrillator.]
Nurse: No response.
(Ava uses the paddles on the patient.)
Ava: Give me two hundred jules.
Nurse: Two hundred charged.
(Ava is about to put the paddles on the patient but jumps when she sees Lydia lying there instead.)
Nurse: Pressure's dropping.
Lydia: Waffediyok, Ava.
Ava: Aunt Lydia?
Lydia: (She says something in Romanian.) Waffediyok.
(Ava moves back in shock.)
Nurse: Dr. Nicolae? Are you all right?
(The patient is back on the table and Lydia is gone.)
Nurse #2: No ventricular rhythm. She's flat. Call the code.
[Scene: Hospital. Corridor. Piper, Phoebe, Paige and Leo are waiting there. Ava is standing near reception. A covered body is wheeled down the corridor. Ava looks at Piper, who looks back sympathetic.]
Ava: No. (She rushes to the body.) Aunt Lydia? (She starts to cry.) Oh my god. (They wheel the body off.) Oh my god.
(Piper rushes over to Ava.)
Piper: Come on, sit down.
(They all walk around the corner and Ava sits down on a chair. Piper hands her a tissue.)
Ava: I saw... She came to me. Mulo.
Ava: The living dead. I never believed in it before.
Piper: It's okay, just tell us what happened.
Ava: It was a code blue. My patient, she died... and then it was Aunt Lydia. Nobody else saw. I thought I was going crazy.
Phoebe: I am so sorry.
Ava: No, it's my fault. She tried to warn me this morning, I didn't believe her.
Piper: No, it's not your fault. You had your reasons to be sceptical. Was she trying to tell you something?
Ava: I don't know, I don't remember much. I do know a Mulo is a bad omen. It means that something horrible is about to happen.
Paige: Well, it shouldn't, we vanquished Cree.
Piper: What about Orin?
Ava: It has to be him. I mean, that's what she was trying to tell me. She was trying to warn me again. My Romanian is weak but I think she was saying something about him trying to take her power away.
Piper: Well, how can he take her power now that she's...
Ava: I don't know. I wish I knew what Waffediyok meant. She kept saying that.
Paige: We should go to Lydia's apartment. (to Phoebe) Maybe you could get a prem...
Phoebe: No. We need more vanquishing potion. I'm gonna go back to the house and try to remember what she used.
Paige: But Phoebe, we could really use your power.
Phoebe: Yeah, I know, Paige, I know. (to Leo) Can you take me home?
(Phoebe and Leo leave around the corner.)
Paige: What should we do now?
Ava: Teresa would know.
[Scene: Teresa's apartment. Piper, Paige and Ava are there. Ava drapes a black veil over a photo of Madame Teresa and Lydia.]
Ava: Gypsy custom. Covering the photos of the dead.
Piper: Looks like you're remembering more and more of those customs.
Ava: Nobody knew more about them than Teresa. She was like the holy woman of the tribe. She always made sure that traditions were passed down from mother to daughter. My mum tried to pass them down to me but I wouldn't listen.
(Paige finds an antique chest in a cupboard and pulls it out.)
Paige: Look at this, it's so beautiful.
Ava: Let me see that. (She walks over to Paige.) It was my mother's. (She takes the chest and sits down on the couch with it.) I can't believe Teresa kept it.
Paige: Yeah, well, maybe she was just saving it for a special kind of day.
Ava: My mother called it her treasure chest. It's where she kept precious things.
(She opens the box and pulls out a photo.)
Piper: Is that you and your mum?
(Ava nods. She starts to cry.)
Ava: She made us matching dresses for Christmas. She worked so hard to finish them in time.
Paige: I know it's hard. My mum died ten years ago and there's still a lot of boxes that I can't open.
(Ava pulls out a book and opens it.)
Ava: Um, these are recipes and herbal remedies, gypsy spells.
Piper: Mm-hm. Maybe it's not too late to learn after all.
(Paige pulls out a necklace.)
Paige: Look at this, it looks like Lydia's locket.
Ava: That's our family talisman, the evil eye.
Piper: Your family symbol is evil?
Ava: Only to those who it wishes harm. Many feared the evil eye but our family was said to be protected by it. The folklore said that the keeper of the eye could use it to magnify or channel her powers.
Paige: I don't think this is folklore. Look at this inscription.
(Paige shows Ava the back of the necklace.)
Ava: Waffediyok. That's the evil eye.
Paige: I think Lydia was the keeper. I think she conjured up that dust storm and I think this is what Cree was after.
Piper: So he wasn't taking Shuvanis eyes just out of revenge. He wanted the evil eye.
Ava: And Orin still wants it.
[Scene: Morgue. Orin is there. Lydia's body is lying on a slab, her eyes gouged out. Orin places her eyes in his eye sockets and walks over to a mirror.]
Orin: I'll have my revenge, son. But not before I give you yours.
(An attendant walks in the room.)
Attendant: Who are you? What are you doing in here?
Orin: Testing my new powers.
(Orin's eyes turn green and shoots out green beams of light at the attendant, burning a hole in his chest.)
[Scene: Manor. Kitchen. Phoebe and Leo are there. Phoebe is making the potion. Leo is on the phone.]
Leo: Okay, Piper, just be careful. (He hangs up.) They're going to the morgue.
(Phoebe throws in some turmeric and the potion explodes.)
Phoebe: Done. Can you pass me the ice?
Leo: Sure. (He hands her a container of ice.) Maybe we should follow them, see if you can get a premonition.
Phoebe: It was my sorry excuse for a premonition that put Lydia in the morgue in the first place.
Leo: Phoebe, we lose innocents, it's not your fault. I think if anyone's to blame, it's Cole.
Phoebe: What? He's out of town. For the first time he's actually not plaguing my life.
Leo: Which is what gave you the time to find out something was wrong with your powers to begin with. You dove into your work originally to escape the pain and you dealt with it fine, but you haven't slowed down. You went from one obsession to another.
(The phone rings. The machine gets it.)
Elise's Voice: Phoebe, it's Elise! Where are you?! Phoebe?
(Phoebe races over and picks up the phone.)
Phoebe: Elise? Okay, just listen to me for a second, okay? Look, I'm sorry but I have a major family emergency.
Elise's Voice: More important than your career?
Phoebe: Well, yeah, of course my career is important to me but my family is more important.
Elise's Voice: Get your butt in here now!
(Phoebe hangs up on her.)
Phoebe: Thank you.
Leo: You're welcome.
(Piper, Paige and Ava orb in.)
Piper: We were too late, Orin got the evil eye.
Phoebe: The evil eye?
Paige: Yeah, Lydia's eyes have the power.
Ava: That's what she was trying to tell me.
(Ava holds out the necklace.)
Paige: Wait, I hope you have that potion ready 'cause we're gonna need it big time. (Phoebe takes the necklace and gasps. She moves backward.) Phoebe, are you okay?
(Phoebe reaches out.)
Phoebe: Premonition. Major premonition. I'm in the future.
(Piper moves towards Phoebe but Leo stops her.)
Leo: Let her go.
(In Phoebe's premonition we are looking through Phoebe's eyes. We see Piper and Leo looking at the Book of Shadows. Orin appears and Piper throws the potion at him. Orin catches the potion and destroys it. Orin shoots a green beam of light at Piper and burns a hole in her chest. Leo lunges for Orin, Orin grabs Leo's neck and twists it. Orin stares at Phoebe and shoots the beam of light at her. The premonition ends and Phoebe falls back with a burnt hole in her chest. She looks at her wound and then drops to the floor. Leo runs over to her and starts healing her. Phoebe wakes up.)
Leo: It's okay, it's okay.
(Phoebe sits up.)
Piper: What happened?
[Scene: Manor. Conservatory. Piper, Phoebe, Paige, Leo and Ava are there.]
Phoebe: It's been so long that my powers advanced. And boy did they advance.
Leo: To the point where they almost got you killed.
Piper: I don't get it. How can you be at risk in the present when you're witnessing a future event.
Phoebe: All I know is it felt like I was in two places at once. Almost as if I astral projected into my future self.
Paige: Okay, it's really great that your powers have advanced and we'll talk about that later, right after we make sure there is a later.
Ava: Now that Orin has the evil eye, I'd say our best chances of survival is to run and hide.
Leo: You said the vanquishing potion had no effect?
Phoebe: He didn't even flinch.
Piper: So your new and improved premonitions are just a more vivid way of telling us that we're screwed?
Phoebe: Well, the premonitions may have changed but the reason behind getting them hasn't. I mean, they show us the future so that we can change the outcome.
Ava: But how?
[Time lapse. Attic. Everyone walks in.]
Piper: Isn't it a bit suicidal to be walking into the room Phoebe saw us die in?
Paige: Yes, except we have something Phoebe's premonition didn't. We have Ava.
Ava: How am I supposed to make a difference?
Paige: Well, in the premonition witchcraft alone wasn't enough to vanquish Orin, but we think witchcraft plus gypsy magic will be.
Ava: But I don't know any gypsy magic.
Phoebe: Well, you have it inside you, you were born with it. Why else would you have received your Aunt's warning?
Ava: Even if you're right, I can't defeat Orin on my own.
Paige: You won't need to, you can just call upon your ancestors. (Paige turns to a spell in the Book Of Shadows.) Here's a spell we've used before, just substitute those names for those of your gypsy family members.
Ava: Um, okay. Here goes. "Nicolae gypsies stand strong beside me..."
(Orin appears behind them. Piper turns around and throws the potion at him. He catches the potion and destroys it.)
Piper: Keep saying the spell.
Ava: "Marina, Teresa, Lydia..."
(Orin shoots a green beam of light at Piper and burns a hole through her chest.)
Phoebe, Paige, Ava: "Nicolae gypsies stand strong beside us, vanquish this evil from time and space." (Leo runs over to Orin, Orin grabs Leo and twists his neck. He throws him across the room.) "Nicolae gypsies stand strong beside us, vanquish this evil from time and space. Nicolae gypsies stand strong beside us, vanquish this evil from time and space." (Nicolae spirits fly around them.) "Nicolae gypsies stand strong beside us, vanquish this evil from time and space."
(Orin shoots green beams of light at the girls but the spirits shield them. The beams of light is reflected back at Orin and it vanquishes him. The spirits disappear.)
(Phoebe races over to Piper. Leo heals her and she gets up. Ava starts to cry.)
Paige: You did it.
Ava: My mother. She was here. I felt her.
[Scene: A gypsy encampment. People are waiting outside a small building, including Piper and Phoebe. The door opens and Ava walks out with her stethoscope around her neck.]
Ava: Who's next?
Piper: We are! (A pregnant woman beside Piper gives her a look.) Well, not really but we'll make it super quick. (They go to Ava.) Hey, how you doing?
Ava: Fine. Hectic. I can only make it here after my hospital shift.
Phoebe: Hectic is good, just as long as it's not too hectic.
Ava: Well, I think I have my priorities in order. And helping out gypsies who don't have health care is definitely one of them.
Phoebe: Good for you.
(Paige walks out holding a chart.)
Paige: Ava, did Mrs. Vasila get her tetanus shot?
Paige: Hey, guys!
Piper: What are you doing?
Paige: Oh, you know, just pitching in, helping out. Did I ever mention that I...
Piper, Phoebe: Have no life. Yeah.
Ava: Paige has been great. Quick starting too.
Paige: You should see all the folk remedies the gypsies have. Some of them are even better than western medicine.
Piper: Really? Any of them help with my nauseousness?
Phoebe: Well, it's funny you should ask.
(Phoebe pulls Piper towards the door.)
Piper: W-Where are you going?
Paige: You don't want to be late for your appointment now, do you?
Piper: What appointment?
Phoebe: Your appointment with Ava. Meet your new doctor.
Paige: She's also gonna teach us how to be your midwives.
Piper: Midwives? No! See, 'cause I'm not having this thing naturally. (Phoebe makes breathing noises. Piper tries to cover her mouth.) No. I need lots and lots of western medicine.
(Paige and Ava laugh.)
Piper: No offense.
Ava: Piper, you know, I trusted you to carry on my heritage, now you can trust me to carry on yours.
(Ava takes Piper to the door. Piper points at her sisters and laughs. They go inside and Ava closes the door. The Waffediyok symbol has been painted on the door.)